2021 September Admissions Info

This area is specifically designed for our 2021 applicants. It has been created to keep students and parents/guardians informed during the current situation.

Hopefully the information below will prove useful to you. If you do have any further questions however, please do contact our Admissions Team on admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk or 01424 214545 ext. 1166.

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September Delivery - Issue 1 (01.09.2021)

Details to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on the portal for updates

Enrolment

We wanted to reassure you that your place for September 2021 Bexhill College is secure but the way we enrol students may change.

The date for GCSE results is currently published as 26th August 2021, however, this is under review due to the change in the exam process in summer 2021 due to Covid-19. The College will contact students regarding the enrolment process in due course, once we are clear about the results day.

Usually enrolment takes place in August, but the published dates may change depending on the release of results and any Government guidance which is in place at that point.

At enrolment, we always discuss a student’s course choices again because things do change from when students applied to us and that’s fine – we try to be flexible – but the one thing that remains constant is that you have a place at the College. College will start in September, but the way we operate may need to be different if we are still required to reduce person-to-person contact. However, this is a good few months away and we will be able to tell you more about that nearer the time.

If prospective parents or students have any concerns or questions about the enrolment process, please contact admissions on the email admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk or telephone 01424 214545.

Please continue to check this part of the website and our social media pages for updates.

 

Enrichment

As a Bexhill College student, you’ll have access to a wealth of Enrichment opportunities, which take place within lessons as well as our excellent range of activities students can join in with outside of lessons.

Enrichment is designed to extend and develop both you as a student and enhance the classroom learning that you experience at Bexhill College, in the hope and expectation that you can move forward as capable, resourceful and enquiring individuals.

You’ll have the chance to discuss this during your enrolment interview.

Enrolment information will be sent out in July. However, please keep visiting this site for updates.

Transition Information & Preparatory Work

Our Transition events and release of related information will take place in July.

This information will give you access to a vast range of interactive material, such as a subject welcome video, course information, facilities videos and a 360 tour of the College, plus a whole lot more.

We also provide you with your subject ‘Flying Starts’ as part of the Transition information. This is some preparatory work for you to do before your first lesson in September. There are clear instructions on what the teachers require you to do with this work.

Details about how to access this information will be sent to the email address you applied with nearer the time.

Please ensure that we have your up-to-date contact details so you are able to receive this information. If you have any changes to your details since application, please contact Admissions to let them know – admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk / 01424 214545 ext. 1166.

New Student Interview Process

We wanted to reassure you that your place for September 2021 Bexhill College is secure. Bexhill College admissions process has not changed but we have altered the way we interview students – this has changed to being phone rather than face to face (see below for more information on how we are interviewing students).

We are now in the process of interviewing all students who have applied to the College. these interviews will take place on most Wednesday afternoons up until the 24th February. If you have not heard from us by half term and think you should, please contact admissions. All interviewed students should then receive their offer of a place at the College for September by letter or electronically. This place will be honoured, and we will use the GCSE grades you are awarded this year to ensure you are on the right course when we complete your enrolment process in the Summer.

We understand that currently students will be unsure about how their grades will be awarded. The offer you receive at the first interview is a provisional one and can be changed at your second interview in the summer, should your actual results be different to your predicted ones.

The date for GCSE results is currently published as 26th August 2021 but this may change due to changes in exams for Summer 2021. Once this date has been confirmed, the College will contact students regarding the enrolment process.

We always discuss a student’s course choices again at this point because things do change from when they applied to us and that’s fine – we try to be flexible – but the one thing that remains constant is that they have a place at the College. However, if prospective parents or students have any concerns or questions, please contact admissions on the email below.

Due to the impact of Covid-19, we will still accept applications after our closing date. For students that have not yet applied, they should complete the application on Careers East Sussex as normal and the College will contact them for a telephone interview.

Staff are working remotely to answer any admissions queries and respond to new applications. Please e-mail admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk or telephone 01424 214545.

New Parents/Carers Evening

Details of the New Parents/Carers Evening will be available soon

 

College Videos & 360 Tour

College Videos

Throughout the year, we produce lots of videos which share content about what it is like to be a Bexhill College student, what the courses are like, what the facilities are like and much more.

Hopefully this content will prove useful to you as you firm up your subject choices and prepare to join us this September.

Please find some video links to our YouTube channel below. We will continue to add to these in the coming weeks so please keep checking our website.

We understand that you’ve not been at school for a while now and won’t have seen some of you friends for some time, but don’t worry, settling in at College will be well supported as we are experienced at that. Our International students travel long distance to a place where the people and environment is completely new. See how they felt about settling in by watching the above link.


360 Tour

We also have a 360 tour of our College for you to have a look at and familiarise yourself with before you start –
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=Mum12p3mbrJ

Health & Wellbeing

Our Health & Wellbeing Team have put together some useful information to help you keep active.

Please follow the link below for their suggestions –

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LHhj-gkOsfPKTPcet8JhaHaUp2EZ3QZx/view?usp=sharing

 

Self-care Guide
Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. Click on the link below to open a PDF guide about self-care.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EB2yz7132plMZDmq-XpwhEEHsoMLu0mo/view?usp=sharing

Guidance for Bursary/Discretionary Financial Support & 19+ Discretionary Learner Support

Students whose household income is lower than £28,000, are eligible to apply for the Bexhill College Bursary – 16-18 Bursary/Discretionary Financial Support and 19+ Discretionary Learner Support – for the academic year 2021 – 2022.

The guidance and application form will be available by 1st April on the Bexhill College website, along with the online application form.

Please note bursary assistance is not available for students who are under 16 at the 31st August 2021

Student Accommodation

We have student accommodation located near to the College which is used annually by international students. This accommodation is also available for our home students, if required.

For more information about our student houses, please visit our website – https://www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/international/accommodation.shtml

If you’d like to speak to someone about our accommodation, please contact Admissions – admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk / 01424 214545 ext. 1166.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I hear back about my application?

Once your application has been processed it will be acknowledged on Careers East Sussex (if you applied this way) and an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent. This usually happens within 1 week of you submitting your application.

When will I hear about my advisory interview?

Advisory interviews are held during the Spring Term. The College will contact students with an interview date within 4 working term time weeks of the date of the acknowledgement e-mail.

How can I change my course on my already submitted application prior to interview?

Do not worry your courses are discussed at your interview and you can change your mind then.

When will I need to make my final course choices?

You will have a second interview in August after your GCSE results and you will be able to discuss changing your courses and finalise your options then.

What happens if I get better grades than expected or I don’t get the grades needed for my chosen course?

Following your advisory interview, you are offered a place at the college and we identify the courses that you want to take. We recognise that it is a long time before your application and arriving and somethings can change. For example, you may get better grades than you expected or things may not go to plan. Please do not worry about this, we will discuss your options and an alternative course for you during your enrolment interview in August.

What phone number will I be called on if I am having a telephone interview?

We will call you using each of the numbers listed on your application until we contact you

Who will call me?

You will be called by one of our senior teaching staff who has an excellent knowledge of all the courses across the college and can provide you with any advice you may need.

What will happen if I miss my interview call?

Please contact admissions@bexhillcollege.ac.uk. We will re-arrange your interview. Please do not worry you will not lose your place.
I’ve had my interview.

When and how will I receive my offer?

After your advisory interview we will send your offer within 2 working term time weeks. The offer will be sent via Careers East Sussex. If you did not apply via Careers East Sussex we will send your offer via e-mail

How do I apply for the Bursary?

https://www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/docs2/about/info_for_parents.shtml

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